Venetian Games

2023 details subject to change

Venetian Games sponsored by Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital

Kling tennis Tournament

Friday, July 14, 2023

Thursday, July 20, 2023

9 am - end
$10 / person / event

Registration now open!


Tournaments include both singles and doubles play.

Manager: Joy Price

Nick Kling memorial youth tennis clinic

Monday, July 17, 2023
open to ages 6-17
Free of charge!

registration now open!

Nick Kling Memorial Youth Tennis Clinic is free of charge and open to youth between 6 and 17 years of age.

Clinics will begin at 9 am at the Shanahan Field Stroud Courts divided by age:
6 – 9 year-olds @ 9:00 am
10 – 12 year-olds @ 10:00 am
13 – 17 year-olds @ 11:00 am

Manager: Larry Letwin
Phone: 517.243.5559

Nick Kling


Saturday, July 15, 2023
12 pm - End
$90 per team

registration now open!

Beach Volleyball takes place in Ferry Beach Courts during AquaPalooza.  Teams include 8 co-ed players; 6 on the court and up to 2 alternates.

Manager: Audra Randall

3-on-3 basketball

Sunday, July 16, 2023
9 am - end
$80 per team

registration now open!

3-on-3 Basketball Tournaments take place at the Charlevoix Middle-High School. Teams include 4 players; 3 on the court and 1 alternate.

Games Manager: Anthony Troshak


Tuesday, July 18, 2023
12 pm - 2:30 pm
free for all ages!

No pre-registration required

Bingo is held in the East Garden Room at Castle Farms, and features tough competition with seasoned Seniors from American House.

Games Manager: American House
Phone: 231.547.2599

3-Club Golf Tournament

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
1 pm - end
$12/Youth • $25/Adult

registration now open!

Join the 3-Club Golf Tournament at the Charlevoix Municipal Course!

Registration fees includes both the tournament fees and all green fees.

This is a straight up tournament with no handicaps. Players pick any three clubs and a putter to carry onto the course.

There are prizes for the top two finishers in each category:

  • Youth (ages 12-17)
  • Adult Men
  • Adult Women
  • Sr. Women (60 and Over)
  • Sr. Men (60 and Over)
Games Managers: Dean Davenport & Kent Knorr
Phone: 231.349.0534


Saturday, July 15, 2023
12 pm - End
$20 per person

10 am // 7.15.23 // ferry beach

The Cornetian CornToss Tourney takes place during AquaPalooza at Ferry Beach the first Saturday of Venetian.  Two-person team with multiple courts available.

Games Manager: Boogie Carlson & Jill Erskine
Phone: 231.675.4561 (BC); 231.675.1326 (JE)

Cottage croquet

Monday, July 17, 2023
1:30 pm - 4 pm
Free for all ages!

registration on-site
1:30 pm // 7.17.23 // east park

Join us in East Park for the Cottage Croquet tournament!  Open to all ages.

Games Manager: Brenda Bryan & Jan Kalbfell
Phone: 231.590.4541

disc golf doubles

Sunday, July 16, 2023
11 am - end
$40 per Rec team
$60 per Advanced Team

Registration on-site
10 am // 7.16.23 // mt. mcsauba

Disc Golf Doubles takes place on the Mt. McSauba Disc Golf course. Must bring your own partner. Competition is based on best shot doubles.  Recreational & Advanced divisions available!

Games Managers: Katie & Spencer Bryan
Phone: 231.330.1356

sailing • Jr Regatta

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
10:30 am - end
$50 per person

registration now open!

The Junior event will take place at Depot Beach.  Registration is from 9 am – 10 am, with a Skipper’s meeting beginning at 10 am.  Boat launch & race begins at 10:30 am.

Games Manager: Stan Carrol with Sail Charlevoix
Phone: 240.876.5204

sailing • regatta

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
5:30 pm - dusk

open to current Charlevoix yacht club members

You can see the racers from Ferry Beach and along Lake Charlevoix starting at 5:30 pm and goes til dusk.

3-on-3 soccer

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
5:30 pm - end
$50 per team

registration now open!

3-on-3 soccer begins on Tuesday, July 18th, with finals on Wednesday, July 19th if there is a need to carry over to the next day.  Teams include 4 players; 3 on the field, and 1 alternate.

Games Manager: Glenn Wachler

foot races

Saturday, July 22, 2023
9 am - 10:15 am
$25 per person

Registration now open!

Jeff Drenth Memorial Foot Races is an event in memory of Charlevoix’s finest distance runner, featuring a 5k, 10k, and Family Mile.

Games Manager: Matt Peterson
Phone: 231.675.1746

PeAches 'n cream corn toss tourney

Friday, july 21, 2023
1:30 pm
$20 per team

Registration on-site
12 noon // bridge park

Friday afternoon hosts the downtown block party and this year the Peaches ‘n Cream tournament will be held in Bridge Park.  

Games Manager: Anthony Troshak


Ryan shay mile

Saturday, July 22, 2023
10:30 am - 11 am
by invitation only

Starting at the intersection of US-31 and M-66 and finishing near Park Avenue in downtown Charlevoix, the Ryan Shay Mile is an all-out run that features top male and female runners, by invitation only, and offers prizes as high as $1,000 for first place in both the Men’s & Women’s leagues.

The event, going on its fourth year in 2023, is in memorial of Shay, a Central Lake High School alumnus and Olympic prospect who died in 2007 while completing a race.